Grateful Dead Live at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium on 1995-06-24
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- Grateful Dead
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FOB Nak 300's at 6 feet, then up to 8 feet. 40 feet from stage, DFC. Into a sony D-7. Dat > Sblive > cdwave > mkw audio tools >SHN
- 2004-05-18 14:26:08
- Nakamichi 300's > Sony D7 > Soundblaster Live > CD Wave > mkwACT > SHN
- Washington, DC
- Audience: Nakamichi 300's
- Taped by
- Wally Stine
- Transferred by
- Wally Stine
Subject: Sizzling, Hot & Streaming
Subject: My Final Show
Subject: Pathetic show
Subject: 2nd to last show
Long story longer and even more tedious.... Almost 18 years ago my buddy and I trained back to where his car was parked, then drove to his house in Potomac wondering why we didn't get to hear any "dead jams" and musing about how old and tired and smacked out Jerry looked. As I sit here today listening once again, it actually sounds good. Not vintage Dead. But good pace. Decent energy. And if Bobby hadn't jumped in with the vocal on Saint of Circumstance, it had some potential to get to that next level.
Whatever the case, very listenable. Solid for summer 1995. I am reversing my original assessment, i.e. I now think Jerry's overall playing was better the next night. But at the end of the day, no regrets about attending either show. Only regret? That Jerry never had the chance to get clean, lose some weight, and get back on the road as a healthy man. Don't wish this for me [sure,I'd give a lung for one more show], but for Jerry. He gave his heart, body, and soul to the fans. He deserved some time to live for Jerry.
Subject: You owe me (1) shirt Garavuso
It was such a hot sweaty mess on the field. It was probably for the best we headed for the nosebleeds after she got sick.
This show isn't terrible for 95'. (back-handed compliments ftw!)Days, BMR, and Speedway are all quite good. For those searching for great Days Between, check out 3/17/93 Landover MD.
Subject: another day in the rain
Subject: New Speedway Boogie
But listen to them charge through New Speedway Boogie with Hornsby. Many times on this tour as I have said before on this archive, something would happen and Jerry would suddenly "wake up" and play a string of glittering notes or sometimes just get down so deep you would wonder "Where the hell did that come from?"
Lots of talk about the "Days" here but this "New Speedway Boogie" is probably my favorite version of the song with the exception of the night they revived it in February of '91. I saw them play it a few times in the 90's and it was never as good as this. They seemed to just run through it most times.
Here Jerry suddenly seems to get down. Hornsby catches the moment. The band realizes that Jerry is suddenly there and let's give 'er. Check out the jam after the second verse and you'll hear why I would have walked away from this smoldering ember of a gig smiling.
God bless the Grateful goddamn Dead!
Three stars for the sound (one of the few AUD's of the 92-95 period I like) and three for NSB and Days.
Subject: my last show
Subject: Bruce Hornsteen
Subject: Final Days Between
every word of Days Between is Scripture. Timeless and so profound, speaking to each one's personal experience and all we went through on our journeys.
Hearts of summer held in trust, still tender, young and green.
Subject: All The Years Combine
Subject: Tarnished Galahad
My last show was the Monday Night show from MSG the fall before. I have tended to avoid 95 shows in general, as I was present at the blossoming of much of the bad juju that was going around the last couple of tours and didn't like it at all.
But I loved RFK shows in general, and just listened to most of this one kind of by accident at work.
It is true that this is not Jerry of '77, the young lion roaring. But it is a very passable old lion reminding us that he was once formidable, and learned many things on that road that are worth listening to.
Bruce pushes him nicely (although I heard someone claim once that Bruce stole Jerry's soul, and I wish I could refute that more easily than I can) throughout (Promised Land, Iko stand out on that stretch), and the Days Between bears great witness to what Steve Silberman wrote of the song: that it is "the most uncompromisingly adult lyric Hunter ever wrote."
The recording is maybe a little hot (FYI: I am listening to the online stream), with some bumps and pops, but conveys the intimacy and volume compassion with which RFK would reverberate with a good concert pretty well. And I love any show at which Phil is THIS LOUD.
RIP Jer. We miss you.
Subject: Phish instead
Subject: A bold statement...
Subject: Tale of two shows
But then the next night...
Subject: decent show in d.c
1st set is hot 2nd set was very nice
Subject: Weird shuffle on the IPOD yesterday:
For some reason the highlight, for many including my friend, of the show was Garcia jamming with Dylan however, if I remember correctly: Roster Saint NSB and Days were all pretty solid as was Jack Straw. Promised had a nice finish but no great shakes for everything...
I would probably put this show at a 2.5 but I think 3 covers it...not a failure but not above average.
Subject: Days Between
Subject: 14 minute Days
The show's spotty. It's late in Jerry's life, but its quite clear he's giving the best he had to give. There's really something quite moving about these last dozen or so shows. Maybe I'm imputing too much, but there are some moments that are powerfully prescient.
Nice FOB, invest 12 seconds to DL a beautiful Days Between.
Subject: 10 years so far
FOTD was a different pace which gave me a good vibe with the whole show.
Went to better, but unforgettable.
Subject: tito is crazy
Subject: Days Between
Then bringing back Mud. I thought that one had been put to bed for good a la Dayjob in the Brent era. It was ragged, certainly, and it was sort of like running into an old ex-girlfriend on the street.
Subject: Sweet show! Great recording!
This will fit (barely) onto two discs if you move Aike (hot version!) and Long Way to disc 1.
Subject: My last show
Subject: DC Dead!
Best recording I have ever heard of that night. Many highlights(FOTD, Althea, NSB,) in a year nobody seems to want to remember. Most emotional Days Between I ever heard, live or on tape.
As far as stadiums went, RFK was great because it was the smallest. And I know I am in the minority but I thought it was cool the way the sound bounced off the back. Caveat: I never sat back there.
Subject: Dork at show
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